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Marvi reminds PTI of its democratic obligations ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Marvi Memon on Tuesday reminded the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) of its political and democratic obligations and advised its leadership to dissociate from Dr Tahirul Qadri. Speaking in the National Assembly on the present political situation, she said alliance with Qadri would damage the credibility of PTI if its leaders did not act sanely. She asked both the leaders (Qadri and Imran Khan) not to understand themselves as omnipotent. "They are hit by power phobia and do not acknowledge the Election Commission of Pakistan, judiciary and parliamentary committees. Even no genuine political party is ready to stand with them. They are continuously living in a state of denial and even do not care for the opinion of their political allies.""What kind of responsibility it is that on one side they are sitting in the Parliament while on the other they are ...

Parliamentarians debate on political situation; stress upon uplift of democracy ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Tuesday suspended the proceedings of the House and the members of the House started debate on current political situation and its impact on country.Parliamentarians stressed upon uplifting of democracy and constitution of the country and raised a joint voice for not letting anti-democratic forces in putting the country in political chaos.Initiating debate, Mehmood Khan Achakzai said that anti-democratic forces were busy in derailing democracy and putting country in political turmoil."I ...
DCO imposes ban on wheelie, aerial media coverage RAHIM YAR KHAN: District Coordination Officer (DCO) Nabeel Javed has imposed a ban under section 144 on one wheeling by bikers in the district till Aug 14.Meanwhile, under this same regulation, the DCO has also prohibited aerial or drone media coverage.This ban would continue for a month, after approval by the Home Department, sources told this scribe here on Tuesday.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Bilawal stresses youths' key role in nation building KARACHI: PPP Patron-in-Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that the youth should be the main force for promoting peace, national cohesion, prosperity and uplift of the society.In his message for International Youth Day, the PPP leader said that youth day has a special importance in Pakistan as it has one of the largest proportions of youth population in the world.He said that he is mindful of the fact that resources are urgently needed to be ...
Govt committed to expand tax net: NA told ISLAMABAD: The government was committed to expand tax net, by bringing more persons who were liable to pay income tax in it, said Parliamentary Secretary for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization Rana Muhammad Afzal in the National Assembly on Monday. Responding to a questions, he said as many as 120,000 liable persons were sent notices for the payment of income tax, out of which 17,000 paid tax. The government was still trying its ...
Govt observing zero tolerance against miscreants: NA told ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Monday that the government was observing zero tolerance policy against miscreants and there was total ban on display of weapons in the Federal Capital. The provinces were also asked to fully cooperate in maintaining law and order, said Parliamentary Secretary for Interior and Narcotics Control Maryam Aurangzeb while replying to a question in the House. She said that there was total ban on the issuance of licenses of ...
Govt taking various steps for reducing unemployment: NA told ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for Planning, Development and Reform Saqlain Bukhari on Monday informed the National Assembly that the government was aware of the unemployment situation in the country and it had taken various steps to reduce it. Responding questions in the House, the secretary said that the government had announced six schemes under the Youth Development Programme, including Micro Interest Free Loans, Small Business Loans, Youth Training, Youth Skill Development, Fee Assistance, and the PM ...


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